stem cells, evolution, ecology
Blood’s Role in the Aging Brain
Edyta Zielinska | Aug 31, 2011
A blood protein involved in allergy contributes to the decline in brain function and memory in aging mice.
Top 7 in Evolutionary Biology
Jef Akst | Aug 29, 2011
A snapshot of the most highly ranked articles in evolutionary biology, from Faculty of 1000
Bird Braves Irene
Bob Grant | Aug 29, 2011
A shorebird flies into the teeth of the massive hurricane that hit the US East Coast…and lives to tell about it.
Bug Fest 2011
Bug Fest 2011
Edyta Zielinska | Aug 25, 2011
Earlier this month (August 13-14) thousands of children and bug-loving adults descended on the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia, where all manner of insect—dead, alive, and deep fried—were on display to be looked at, touched and, yes...eaten.
Beetle Mania
Edyta Zielinska | Aug 25, 2011
Philadelphia's Academy of Natural Sciences was crawling with bugs, and The Scientist went down to join in the fun.
86 Percent of Eukaryotes Undiscovered
Jef Akst | Aug 24, 2011
A new estimate of eukaryotic diversity suggests a total of 8.7 million species. So far, scientists have discovered only 1.2 million of them.
Dengue-Resistant Mosquitoes
Tia Ghose | Aug 24, 2011
Mosquitoes infected with the Wolbachia bacteria, which fail to transmit the dengue virus, spread through the population when released in the wild.
Protecting Government Whistleblowers
Edyta Zielinska | Aug 24, 2011
New draft policies for safeguarding government research from political influence—and protecting those who bring such misconduct to light—could be improved, according to advocacy groups.
EPA to Address Nitrogen Pollution
Cristina Luiggi | Aug 23, 2011
The federal agency should reduce harmful nitrogen emissions by 25 percent in the next two decades, a new report says.
Beer Yeast Identified
Jef Akst | Aug 23, 2011
A new yeast species found in Patagonia appears to be the missing half of the long-used lager yeast.